2021 Recent Vote
The Senate considered President Biden’s nomination of Myrna Pérez to serve as a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. The Second Circuit is one of the nation’s most powerful courts and, due to its jurisdiction over New York, hears many of the world’s most important business disputes and criminal appeals. Prior to her confirmation, Judge Pérez served as Director of Voting Rights & Elections at NYU Law’s Brennan Center for Justice, distinguishing herself as one of the nation’s foremost experts on the fundamental right to vote. She litigated dozens of cases, taught law students at both NYU and Columbia, and once chaired the New York City Bar Association’s Election Law Committee. A graduate of Columbia Law School and a former federal judicial clerk, Pérez is the first Latina judge on the Second Circuit since Sonia Sotomayor’s elevation to the Supreme Court in 2009. On October 25, 2021, the Senate confirmed Pérez to be a Judge of the Second Circuit by a vote of 48-43 (Senate roll call vote 426). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.